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Book Club: War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

According to Wikipedia: War and Peace (pre-reform Russian: Война и миръ; post-reform Russian: Война и мир, translit. Voyná i mir [vɐjˈna i ˈmʲir]) is a novel by the Russian author Leo Tolstoy. It is regarded as a central work of … Continue reading

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Novelists Worth A Look

From the Chateau: * Welsh novelist Tessa Hadley writes some fascinating fiction. Her novels tend to be somewhat episodic, like short story collections tenuously strung together, but there are some magnificent anti-feminist insights in them. Her third novel, “The Master … Continue reading

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Does Jonathan Franzen Belong On The Alt-Right?

Comments at the Chateau: * Houellebecq, along with Tom Wolfe, are the greatest novelists of our age and, not coincidentally, they are also alt-right, neodark, reactoshivvian crimethinkers and sexual market surveyors of unparalleled keen perception. The Left’s causes are exhausted, … Continue reading

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The Big Chill For My Generation

I had a horrible time reading Hugh Taylor’s novel Mandala. I hated all the characters because they reminded me too much of myself. Did you see the movie Greenberg? It made me uncomfortable. But this novel made me want to … Continue reading

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An Angel At My Table

I just watched this 1990 movie by Jane Campion about New Zealand novelist Janet Frame, who spent 8 yrs of her 20s in a loony bin mis-diagnosed with schizophrenia. Stories about mental illness make me uncomfortable. They strike too close … Continue reading

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